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The premier women's event in the Southeast.

The Women for Women (W4W) Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business kicks off February 27, 2020 at Sterling Hall at Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District. 

Join us as we celebrate, elevate, share insights and connect with women from across the Southeast. Together, we embrace change and inspire a new generation of women.

Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business

Created for women, by women.

Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business

Celebrate.

Women – and our supporters – have a lot of be proud of. In the past decade alone, women have made major strides in legislature, corporate America, academia and more. While we still have some work to do, we cannot let these accomplishments go unnoticed. At the Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business, our dynamic programming, impressive lineup speakers and uplifting atmosphere will leave you asking, “what exactly is a glass ceiling, anyway?”

Elevate.

Women have been breaking barriers and making their own rules for quite some time now. From boardrooms to classrooms across the globe and in all industries you can think of, women have (and will continue!) to make a name for themselves. The fact of the matter is, we can only go up from here! At the Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business, attendees will invest in their success by learning significant lessons to become well-equipped with tools that will encourage them to advance in their personal and professional lives.

Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business
Women for Women Summit Presented by the College of Charleston School of Business

Share.

Learning who we are, what we want, and what we are capable of is a lifelong process. Sharing insights with one another can make that process easier. Talking about our wins and lessons learned teaches us all about how to navigate challenges. It also let’s us know what tokens of wisdom to pass down to the next generation of women. At the Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business, attendees will appreciate the act of sharing and what it does for women empowerment.

Connect.

Community is the perfect catalyst for social change because there is power in numbers. Fortunately, being a champion for women comes with a tribe of like-minded supporters. At the Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business, you can take the time to make meaningful connections that ignite and foster your personal and professional growth. The Summit will not be just a one-day initiative, but will be an ongoing support system and positive influence in the lives of attendees.

Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business

Speakers

Hear from stories from these inspiring women.

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 27, 2020

From networking to inspiring speakers, you’ll be in for a day of valuable connections and insights. In between sessions, we invite you to visit our marketplace.

Have a light breakfast with coffee and make some connections while you visit the W4W Marketplace!

Let’s get the day started!

Featuring:

Joanna LauJoanna Lau, Director, Women for Women Initiative, CEO, Lau Technologies

Get some amazing information, insight and inspiration from our keynote speaker!

Snag a drink, grab a snack, visit the Marketplace and meet someone new!

Have you ever stayed quiet in a meeting, shied away from asking for a raise or felt like your ideas weren’t being heard equally? We’ll share actionable strategies to shift your mindset, let go of self-doubt and realize your full potential. You’ll be empowered to speak with strength, lead with confidence and own your accomplishments in an assertive yet approachable way.

Facilitator:

Mary Jo RomeoMary Jo Romeo, Executive Coach

Visit our wonderful vendors in the W4W Marketplace and don’t forget to meet someone new today!

The Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business awardee is to be announced!

Snag a drink, grab a snack, make a tag with your interests then find others who share it!

Option 1: This distinguished panel will share why they are so passionate about enabling women to be their very best. Their insights will help you understand what you can be doing now to join the C-suite, board rooms and prominent leadership roles. From professional development and mentoring program to enabling promising women to fulfill their highest potential, you will come to understand that you are capable of being a mover and a shaker who can truly make a difference in business and in the world.

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Option 2: This panel discussion is all about self-empowerment. Hear from women who have built a meaningful career by getting work done! We’ll cover how to put your thoughts into ACTION — and how to navigate the nay-sayers while you do it.

Moderator:

Joanna LauJoanna Lau, Lau Technologies

Panelists:

Joan AmbleJoan Amble, Chair Emeritus, W.O.M.E.N. In America
Gloria LarsonGloria Larson, President (2007-18), Bentley University
Stephanie SonnabendStephanie Sonnabend, Co-Founder, 2020 Women on Boards

Betrayal comes in many forms. In the corporate world, there are big lies, white lies, and lies of omission. In relationships, there are cheaters, two-faced lovers and friends, as well as out-and-out family fraudsters. The more trusting the relationship, the more devastating the betrayal. This workshop will focus on the critical warning signs of an impending betrayal, how to hold onto your power if betrayal occurs, and most importantly, the keys to bouncing forward into a brighter future.

Facilitator:

Elaine Eisenman, Ph.D.Elaine Eisenman, Ph.D., Organizational Psychologist and Author

Talk with someone new about how they combat stress during busy days.

An open and frank discussion about courage and overcoming obstacles.

Moderator:

Joanna LauJoanna Lau, Lau Technologies

Panelists:

Carrie BoanCarrie A. Boan, The Brain Diva

Sarah Coleman-LeeSarah Coleman-Lee, United States Air Force (Ret.), Broker Associate, Agent Owned Realty Co.

Susan BraigSusan Braig, Owner and C.E.O., All Broads Affordable Plumbing

Join us to share stories about your day, meet new people and enjoy the W4W Marketplace.

Attend

Join our girl pack.

Be our guest at the Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Sterling Hall at Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District! Tickets go on sale November 2019.

Women for Women Summit Presented by the College of Charleston School of Business
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Sponsors

Our biggest supporters.

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Marketplace

Shop ’til you drop.

It’s no secret. Women have major purchasing power in this economy. Why not flex those spending muscles and support women-owned businesses while at the W4W Summit? Our Marketplace is a space dedicated to supporting women-owned businesses. Are you a local business owner interested in participating? Apply today!

Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business

Venue

Where the magic happens.

The Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business will take place at Sterling Hall at Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District located at 560 King St, Charleston, SC 29403.

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